[Let’s Play] Mystery of Solarus Puts Legend of Zelda on Android & TVs

Solarus is a way for anyone to build an ARPG (action role-playing game) on mobile platforms. To showcase the capabilities of this game development engine, they created a Legend of Zelda clone. The Legend of Zelda Mystery of Solarus DX is a game in the same spirit as the original, but available on mobile platforms.

The engine supports gamepads, which means that it’s possible to sideload and play this game. A simple third-party app can also be sideloaded which simply opens the game’s package and lets you access the game from the launcher.

The gameplay is fairly straightforward, much like the originals. Some of the controls are weird at first, such as attacking with the B button when that usually calls pause or exits the game, but you are able to customize actions so I was able to choose more sensible controls for myself. You may prefer to use the stock controls.

There seems to be a weird bug when resuming the game. For each time I tried to resume the game, it crashes. You can see that happen at the end of the video when I open NVIDIA’s screen recording dialog.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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